CEO, Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia
WHY: Heads apparel firm holding license with pro-sports associations to make authentic vintage jerseys and other sportswear. Now looking to scale through international, women’s and branded product. Company celebrating 115 years in 2019. Runs company out of Irvine.
RECENT: Went in with Juggernaut Capital Partners in 2016 to buy Philadelphia-based Mitchell & Ness, spent past few years shoring up back end.
NOTABLE: Volleyball and basketball player has spent career building big business, most recently with Asics America Group, taking company from $680M to $1B+ in 2014.